The first thing I want to post is my homekeeping schedule. For copyright reasons I will not post all the details that are in my actual schedule since many of them are from Martha Stewart’s book verbatim, but I will give you the general idea of how this works in our home.
Every day–make bed, manage clutter and things that should be wiped or cleaned as I go, sort through mail, and sweep the kitchen floor.
Weekly in each room I wipe windows and vacuum the vents
Monday–kitchen and dining room
Thursday–bedrooms and library area (if applicable)
Friday–office, entryway, stairs (if applicable), and hallways
Sundays I alternate between those things that need to be done monthly instead of weekly (i.e. dusting and vacuuming closets, flushing sinks with baking soda, vinegar, and boiling water) and those things that need to be done each season (i.e. cleaning oven and refrigerator, turning mattresses, wiping baseboards and moldings)
I also take the first week of spring and the first week of fall for spring and fall cleaning (i.e. laundering blankets, cleaning gutters) with much more work in the spring than the fall after being inside for so long.
I have all my duties specifically written out and posted on my refrigerator so I can see them easily. I work on these a bit while the kids are awake so they watch the example of me working (especially for my daughters), but the bulk of it is done before they wake up in the morning. If I need to, I will try to finish up during their naps. BTW, as I have said before, these are my goals and are rarely reached, but there is much more order in my home with these goals than there would be without them.